HSTM Call for Papers 2017
Annual Conference of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine Network Ireland in Association with the RDS Library and Archives, 13th and 14th of October 2017
Deadline for submission of abstracts has been extended to June 2nd 2017
HSTM Call for Papers 2017
Annual Conference of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine Network Ireland, in Association with the RDS Library and Archives, 13th and 14th October 2017.
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 26th May 2017
The fourth Irish conference on the History of Mathematics (IHoM4) will be held in the Edward Worth Library, Dublin, on Friday 9th June 2017.
Abstracts (of no more than 150 words) are invited for presentation at IHoM4, on or before 7th May. It is envisaged that each presentation will be allocated 40 minutes (including 10 minutes for questions).
Further details can be found at: https://rhime.blog/ihom4
We are pleased to announce the HSTM Call for Papers 2017 for the annual History of Science, Technology and Medicine Network Ireland Conference, which will be held at the RDS Library & Archives on 13th and 14th October.
Abstracts of 250 words for a twenty minute presentation and a short biography should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before 26th May 2017.
In cooperation with the University of Strathclyde and Shanghai University
Funded by the Wellcome Trust
Health Histories: The Next Generation
October 12-13, 2017
Shanghai University, China
The Society for the Social History of Medicine periodically hosts an international conference for postgraduate students. The 2017 conference committee welcomes papers on any topic within the discipline of the social history of medicine and particularly encourage proposals for papers and panels that critically examine or challenge some aspect of the history of medicine and health. We welcome a range of methodological approaches, geographical regions, and time periods.
Proposals should be based on new research from postgraduate students currently registered in a University programme. Paper submissions should include a 250-word abstract, including five key words and a short (1-page) CV. Panel submissions should feature three papers (each with a 250-word abstract, including five key words, and a short CV), a chair, and a 100-word panel abstract.
For postgraduate students not currently funded through an existing fellowship or grant, funding is available to cover the costs associated with visas, travel, and accommodation in Shanghai. Upon confirmation of an accepted abstract, each postgraduate student is required to apply for a visa to travel to China. For more information about visas, please see https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/china/entry-requirements.
All postgraduate delegates must register (or already be registered) as members of the Society for the Social History of Medicine. For more information about SSHM student membership, please see http://www.oxfordjournals.org/our_journals/sochis/access_purchase/price_list.html.
To propose an abstract, please visit:
To propose a panel, please visit:
Submissions and queries should be sent to Mrs Caroline Marley: email@example.com.
Dr Stephen Mawdsley, University of Strathclyde
Professor Yong-an Zhang, Shanghai University
Abstract Deadline: 10 March 2017
For more information see: sshm.org
The following may be of interest to Historians of STEM subjects. The Society for the Study of Nineteenth-Century Ireland (SSNCI) fosters an inter-disciplinary approach to Nineteenth-Century Irish studies.
Figures of Authority in 19th-Century Ireland.
The 19th century is often seen as a period when age-old sources of social, political, spiritual and cultural authority were eroded by various crises, triggering searches for alternative forms of leadership. While such a diagnosis may certainly ring true for Victorian Britain and by extension for the neighbouring island, 19th-century Ireland also witnessed both the restoration of older forms of authority (e.g. the re-establishment of the Catholic hierarchy at a time when papal power was reinforced) and the rise of figures who defined new models of authority (e.g. Daniel O’Connell as a prototype for the charismatic politician in a democratic age). The struggle for the definition of the Irish nation empowered conflicting claims to public authority. New cultural and educational forces vied to assert authority on an increasingly literate population, while new media saw themselves as leaders of opinion and gradually helped fashion a cult of personality centered on public figures. Despite his notorious anti-Irish pronouncements, Thomas Carlyle’s views on hero-worship and on the nature of authority exerted an influence on generations of Irish intellectuals across sectarian and political divides. Romantic concepts of literary authorship prompted some to think of poets – both dead and living –as (un)acknowledged legislators, while in the scholarly sphere, new distinguished Societies emerged to enshrine intellectual authority. Social and economic changes entailed reconfigurations of authority within age-old family structures. Various studies suggest that the waning of Ascendancy power did not automatically entail a corresponding decline in traditional deference, while others have shown how existing public offices could be reinvented and reinforced as well as contested.
The conference will bring those various strands together in a collective reflection on the forms that authority assumed in 19th-century Ireland, on the complex relations they bore to wider British and international redefinitions of authority, and on the specificity of Irish contributions to the reshaping of authority in the modern age.
The resulting publication of selected proceedings will be an interdisciplinary volume of interest to the various fields of Irish studies as well to 19th-century historians in general. If authority seems to be in crisis in early-21st-century Ireland, it is important to bear in mind that many contested forms of authority that look ‘traditional’ from our point of view emerged from 19th-century crises and developments.
Please contact the local organizer Raphaël Ingelbien (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions. 200-word abstracts or panel descriptions and a brief CV should be sent to the same address by 15 January 2017.
There will be no registration fee. Two postgraduate travel bursaries of up to 400 euros each will be available for students without full scholarships, eligible students should send an accompanying letter about their finances together with their abstract and CV to the organizer.
More details on the SSNCI Website.